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PCI-E graphics card

by scooper0625 / March 15, 2009 7:15 PM PDT

Perhaps a silly question, but is it possible to install a PCI-E (express) graphics card onto a motherboard that is not PCI-E compatible (has AGP slot, but does not fit PCI-E)?

I'm guessing that I would have to upgrade my motherboard.

Thanks for any help!

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That]'s a very correct guess.
by Kees Bakker / March 15, 2009 7:17 PM PDT
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Note that a new motherboard may need another CPU and other RAM, if you don't select for compatibility with your current CPU and current RAM.


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correct guess...
by scooper0625 / March 15, 2009 7:27 PM PDT

Yea, that's what I thought : )

Well, there should be plenty of good "gaming" cards out there that are not PCI-E , so i'll just look for those. Thanks for your time!

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AGP is dead
by chickenorfish / March 16, 2009 12:39 AM PDT
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AGP is dead, hurry and get a new cad while theyre available. i think a couple models are still being made

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Let me share a card I used.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2009 11:02 PM PDT
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